What would you do to protect the most important person in the world to you? for Krystal the answer is anything when it comes to keeping her sister Nichole safe. The secrets of us by Lucinda Berry explores the relationship and bond created between foster sisters Krystal and Nichole as they work together to escape the terrible hand that life has dealt them.
In the present day, Krystal is interrupted during a court case with the devastating news that Nichole has been placed under a psychiatric hold after setting her house on fire and almost killing her husband Aiden.
Driven by her protectiveness, Krystal rushes to her defence and begins to investigate to find out who really set the fire. Her investigation leads back to a horrible tragedy and a lie that they both thought were well and truly hidden. However, the past refuses to remain buried and threatens to not only destroy the comfortable lifestyles they have created but end their lives.
This was a fun suspense read which alternates between both Krystal and Nichole’s perspectives in the current day as well as in their past when they lived in the same foster home.
I listened to this as an audiobook which I really enjoyed. Both main characters are played by different narrators which makes it easy to keep track of who you are within the story since there are both jumps in perspective and time.
Excerpt from The Secrets of Us by Lucinda Berry
“We’re pretty close.” I don’t tell him we’re close enough for me to read her thoughts sometimes and know what she’s going to do before she does it. I’ve never understood people who aren’t friends with their siblings as adults. How do you survive childhood together and not grow an intimacy unlike any other? But then I remember. Not everyone’s like us. Lots of siblings hate each other for the same reasons we love each other.